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Ph.D. Student in Freiburg/Germany

02 October 2018

Ph.D. Student in Freiburg/Germany

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Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD position to work with Prof. Andreas Vlachos (University of Freiburg, Germany) in an NIH & BMBF funded US-Germany project aimed at creating biophysically realistic multi-scale computer models of TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation)-induced neural plasticity. The project is in collaboration with Prof. Peter Jedlicka (University of Giessen, Germany), Prof. Alexander Opitz (University of Minnesota, USA) and Prof. Gillian Queisser (Temple University Philadelphia, USA). The student will use electrophysiology and optical imaging experiments in hippocampal tissue cultures to assess the effects of TMS. Visits to Giessen and the US for short-term and long-term periods of time to learn modeling techniques and exchange information are part of the activities of this grant. The successful candidate should have a background in neurobiology/neuroscience, engineering, physics or closely related field. Experience in electrophysiology, tissue culturing techniques and/or microscopy is highly desirable. The appointment will be starting in December 2018. Please submit a single pdf file including CV, list of publications, statement of research interests and names and email addresses of three references to: Prof. Dr. A. Vlachos;
The project is related to these recent publications: Lenz et al., (2016) Repetitive magnetic stimulation induces plasticity of inhibitory synapses. Nat Commun 7:10020
Lenz et al., (2015) Repetitive magnetic stimulation induces plasticity of excitatory postsynapses on proximal dendrites of cultured mouse CA1 pyramidal neurons. Brain Struct Funct 220:3323–3337.

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University of Freiburg, Faculty of Medicine
Neuroanatomy, Institute of Anatomy and Cell Biology

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Andreas Vlachos
Albertstr. 17, 79104 Freiburg, Germany

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